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A smile full of stained teeth can leave you feeling socially awkward and self-conscious about your appearance. The depth and severity of the stains will directly influence the whitening method or treatments that your dentist, Dr. Khashayar Khomejany, recommend. In many cases, with moderate to deeply stained tooth enamel, we will recommend a professional dental bleaching treatment. Afterward, you will still need to take measures to maintain your white smile.

Using a whitening toothpaste while you brush your teeth is a popular and convenient way to brighten minor surface stains. Just keep in mind that the concentration of whitening agents in whitening toothpaste isn’t potent enough to brighten moderate to deeply stained teeth.

When shopping for whitening toothpaste, you should always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. The seal represents that the toothpaste has been researched and tested for safety and effectiveness.

You might also want to consider making some minor changes in your lifestyle choices. Cutting back on dark foods and beverages will go a long way toward maintaining your smile. Regular tobacco use can also cause significant stains, and you should strongly consider speaking with your physician about a tobacco cessation program.

If you have stained teeth, you should contact Plaza Dental Care at 707-642-1360 to find the best method for maintaining your white smile in Vallejo, California.